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Beverly Rycroft’s debut collection of poems Missing launch on Saturday evening at Kalk Bay Books

Modjaji Books is proud to announce the publication of Missing by Beverly Rycroft, a Cape Town poet and journalist. Missing is her first collection of poems, although her work has been published in literary magazines for some years. Bev (as she is known to her friends) writes with a dry humour, and precise observation of both her inner and outer worlds. She is a poet to keep an eye on.

Michelle McGrane has published a few poems from the collection on her blog, Peonymoon.

In 1997 Beverly Rycroft was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. The poems in her debut collection, Missing, chart the experience of facing mortality, illness and the hope of recovery.

On Saturday night, 17th July, Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are hosting the launch of Missing, which Finuala Dowling describes as follows:

This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. Missing covers the archetypal journey from sickness and near-death to transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly – through rich and deftly crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting, readable and memorable. I could not put it down.

If you would like to attend the launch, please RSVP directly to Kalk Bay Books.

The cover art work was done by Diane Swartzberg, and Natascha Mostert designed the book and cover. Once again Mega Digital my favourite digital printing company is printing the book.

Missing will be available in better bookstores from late July. For more information contact Modjaji Books.

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